US court found a 31-year-old Ghanaian guilty of money laundering and fraud.


A US court found a Ghanaian man, age 31, guilty of money laundering and fraud. He could spend up to 50 years in prison. 

Abdul Inusah was found guilty for his part in a Huntington-based scheme that used fake online identities to scam people in more than one state. 

In a statement, the United States Department of Justice said, "Evidence at trial showed that Inusah was part of a plot to target victims using fake identities through email, text messages, online dating, and social media websites." 

It also said that "from at least January 2018 until at least December 2019, the scheme tried to make victims think they were in a romantic relationship, friendship, or business relationship with different fake personas." 

The victims were tricked into sending money to the fake people for a number of false and fraudulent reasons. 

For example, the fake name "Miarama" was used to get a person in Alabama to send $106,000 in cashier's checks and wire transfers. Included in the amount was $48,000 to pay back taxes on a gold inheritance that didn't exist in Ghana, and $21,000 was sent to Bitsav Supply LLC, a shell company that Inusah had set up. 

"The jury found Inusah guilty of two counts of wire fraud, receiving stolen money, and planning to launder money. The wire fraud counts involve two $2,000 Zelle wire transfers to Inusah in January 2019 that were paid for with money that was stolen under the name "Miarama." 

On November 21, 2022, Inusah will get his sentence. 

It is said that he is the son of Inusah Fuseini, who used to be the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources and the Member of Parliament for Tamale Central.


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